Mathura and his father Bhikkhã were among the Bhatt or Brãhman bards who attended upon the Gurus and who composed panegyrics in their honour. Some of their hymns were included by Guru Arjan (1563-1606) in Sikh scripture, the Guru Granth Sãhib. Mathurã's fourteen verses are seven each in praise of Guru Ram Das and Guru Arjan. Their prosodic form is savaiyya. Bhatt Mathurã was also trained in martial skills during the time of Guru Hargobind (1595-1644). He fell a martyr in the battle of Amritsar which, according to Bhatt Vahi Multàni Sindhi, took place on 14 April 1634.